2019 Dr. H. Thanisch Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese

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  • Highly Allocated: 100 Cases Made, 20 Cases Imported
  • "One of the Most Striking Wine Regions on Earth" ~WS
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About the Wine

The wine-growing tradition of the Dr. Hugo Thanisch family can be traced back more than 350 years. In 1636, the name was mentioned for the first time in the registers of Bernkastel-Kues. The quality of the family’s wines soon extended their excellent reputation far beyond the Mosel valley. At the end of the 18th Century, the Thanisch’s acquired the Berncasteler Doctor vineyard, a very steep site with a deep devon slate structure, situated behind and overlooking the rooftops of the quaint old town of Bernkastel. The Doctor's name originates in a legend about Prince Boemond II of Trier who fell sick and then was cured by a wine from this vineyard. The medicinal powers of fine wines are today being rediscovered! Without a doubt, the Doctor Vineyard is the most valuable and famous German site.

The Thanisch estate includes over 30 acres of vineyards located on the best sites of “the best place for Riesling in the world” a.k.a Mosel Valley. Mosel is, in Wine Spectator’s words “one of the most striking wine regions on Earth.”

This wine comes from Badstube, the Bernkasteler Badstube comprises six of the best vineyard sites in Bernkastel. The growing site’s soil features a fine slate that stores water extremely well. Very lively and fresh Rieslings grow here with racy and stable acidity and extraordinary potential for development.

Tasting Notes: 100% Riesling. 
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.


Smoke, slate, peach, apricot, chive and brown butter aromas and flavors are unleashed in this silky smooth white, which is harmonious and detailed, lingering with fruit, savory and mineral elements on the long aftertaste. Drink now through 2038. 100 cases made, 20 cases imported. ~95 Wine Spectator

An elegant and light-bodied Mosel wine in the “classic“ style with juicy, natural grape sweetness. This is delightful wine for conversation or just hanging. Delicate, creamy finish. Drink or hold. ~93 James Suckling 

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